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Old 05-12-2017, 03:55 AM
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Hello - I have a 2007 335I 2 door coupe. Can anyone recommend someone that can fix wheels. I have a small crack in my wheel and would like to have the crack fixed. I live in Arlington, VA but willing to travel a few hrs to have a experienced person do the repair. Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:55 AM
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I had a bent wheel repaired by Dave at:

Alloy Wheel Solutions, Inc.
14506 Lee Rd. Unit K
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:22 AM
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As crazy as it seems, your local dealer may be the place to ask.

I recently asked my SA for a recommendation on where I could take my wheels for refurbishment. He told he can do it in a 1 day turn around for $160/wheel.

Straightening, curb rash, painting.

They have another company that he told me about that will pick up same day and return them the next.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:23 AM
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there's no repairing a cracked rim. Buy a new one.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:25 AM
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I'm sorry but I've repaired many wheels in my time. Never had an issue.
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A cracked rim sometimes can be repaired depending on the situation. However, I would not recommend repairing a cracked rim. Especially if you're running a bigger wheel lower profile tire setup. Curb rash and slightly bent rims are very safe to repair. Just my $.02.
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[QUOTE=2NASpec;10156749]A cracked rim sometimes can be repaired depending on the situation. However, I would not recommend repairing a cracked rim. Especially if you're running a bigger wheel lower profile tire setup. Curb rash and slightly bent rims are very safe to repair. Just my $.02.[/QUOTE

I have 19's and had a left rear wheel repaired, no issues. I've been in the auto repair business for many years, own a couple of shops and I've never seen a problem with a repaired wheel if it's repaired properly.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:39 PM
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The BMW dealer by me is now advertising wheel repair and painting. They had orange wheels on display. I'll pass on that.
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The BMW dealer by me is now advertising wheel repair and painting. They had orange wheels on display. I'll pass on that.
do tell what they actually do.

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I'm sorry but I've repaired many wheels in my time. Never had an issue.
you've repaired a cracked rim many times? Let's define "repair" and "rim".

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Old 05-24-2017, 05:22 PM
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you've repaired a cracked rim many times? Let's define "repair" and "rim".
99.99% of alloy wheels are cast. Welding a crack in a cast aluminum alloy wheel is not a problem. My first question would be whether or not the wheel is factory and easy to find used, which can be done for about the same price and repairing one. If its a higher dollar wheel and/or aftermarket then repairing is sometimes the way to go.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:26 PM
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99.99% of alloy wheels are cast. Welding a crack in a cast aluminum alloy wheel is not a problem. My first question would be whether or not the wheel is factory and easy to find used, which can be done for about the same price and repairing one. If its a higher dollar wheel and/or aftermarket then repairing is sometimes the way to go.
I hate generic use of terms. Let's define welding. When we talk about welding an aluminum alloy wheel we mean TIG not MIG, and that is the issue with cheap repair jobs. TIG welding an aluminum alloy wheel may not be a problem, but it also may not be the most cost efficient, not to mention that it really depends on the crack.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:44 AM
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I hate generic use of terms. Let's define welding. When we talk about welding an aluminum alloy wheel we mean TIG not MIG, and that is the issue with cheap repair jobs. TIG welding an aluminum alloy wheel may not be a problem, but it also may not be the most cost efficient, not to mention that it really depends on the crack.
Let's define that the OP is good to go and sounds like he knows what he's doing. I think you might be the only one who cares about the rest...
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:42 AM
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I had two wheels repaired at http://whlworx.com. Call Mike and set up a time to meet him. He has a large garage behind his house, near the intersection of I-95 and 695 south of Baltimore not far from BWI. He does a lot of work with dealers so he is in and out. He did a great job with two front wheels that were bent and scratched. He can weld and then grind and polish cracks and deep cuts.
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